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Vignettes of Rebbetzin Chana’s Life and Legacy

A collection of written accounts of the Rebbetzin’s life in both the old and new worlds.

Shadows of War: Extending a Hand in Aid
Jews close to the war front were forced to flee eastward, and the Rebbe’s hometown, Yekaterinoslav, received a large influx of refugees.
Childhood Experiences of My Son, the Rebbe
The mother of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson penned these stories in her diary
I would like to record several of the episodes that I remember. There are many other and greater episodes, yet according to my understanding, it is the small incidents that reveal the greatness and the loftiness of his soul.
Paris Revisited: Filial Devotion and Sensitivity
In 1947 Rabbi Menachem Mendel returned to Paris, there to be reunited with his mother, Rebbetzin Chana. It was two decades since they had last seen each other.
A Lesson in Honoring Thy Mother
The Rebbe and his mother would talk casually, with the Rebbe slightly bent over to listen to her.
The Rebbe at His Mother’s Funeral
In a rare public moment, the Rebbe can be seen shedding tears as he says the kaddish prayer.
20 Moving Entries From Rebbetzin Chana's Diary
A rich and descriptive Yiddish writer, she records many events from the struggle to maintain Judaism in the Soviet Union, and the difficulty she endured during her husband’s arrest and subsequent exile.
The Exiled Rabbi and the Executed Poet: A Soviet Jewish Story
A telling interaction between Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson and Peretz Markish through the eyes of Rebbetzin Chana
Rebbetzin Chana Schneerson, mother of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, left a remarkable legacy.
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